Probable Lineups

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Probable Lineups Statistical Comparison

(65) 21 Goals 32 (56)
(43) 14 Assists 18 (35)
(6.6) 6.7 Average Ratings 6.7 (6.7)
30.4 Average Age 29.3
185.4 Average Height (cm) 184.2
(1) 0.8 Shots pg 0.8 (0.7)
(52%) 62% Aerial Duel Success 46% (46%)
(0.8) 0.8 Dribbles pg 0.8 (0.8)
(1.1) 1.1 Tackles pg 1.1 (1.1)
* Values in brackets (x) are overall player statistics in Premier League.

Missing Players

Man Utd
Arsenal
Player Reason Status Rating
Eric Bailly Out 6.44
Timothy Fosu-Mensah Out 6.32
Anthony Martial Out 7.31
Diogo Dalot Out 6.18
Angel Gomes Out 6.09
Paul Pogba Doubtful 7.18
Marcus Rashford Doubtful 7.35
Luke Shaw Doubtful 6.85
Aaron Wan-Bissaka Doubtful 7.19
Player Reason Status Rating
Emile Smith Rowe Out 6.3
Alexandre Lacazette Out 6.92
Konstantinos Mavropanos Doubtful N/A

Team News

Man Utd
Arsenal
  • Paul Pogba is in Manchester United's squad to face Arsenal after Ole Gunnar Solskjaer revealed on Friday the midfielder is a doubt with a swollen ankle.
  • Marcus Rashford has also made the squad despite suffering a groin injury in Manchester United's last Premier League game. It would be a surprise if he recovered quickly enough to start, however.
  • Aaron Wan-Bissaka was not pictured with the squad ahead of Monday's match at Old Trafford, raising fears he will not feature. Luke Shaw has only just returned to training after a hamstring injury, so Ashley Young may be required at right-back with Marcos Rojo on the left.
  • Axel Tuanzebe captained United in midweek and should now seriously be considered for a start ahead of Victor Lindelof, who has not played well this season.
  • Juan Mata and Jesse Lingard are in competition for a starting berth on Monday night.
  • Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney both made their comebacks from injury in the Carabao Cup last week, with the latter making his Arsenal debut.
  • Arsenal have already confirmed Bellerin won't be ready to feature on Monday, while Tierney is also unable to take part in two matches in quick succession.
  • Rob Holding is back from injury and was pictured with Arsenal's travelling squad. He could even replace Sokratis in the starting XI at Old Trafford.
  • Ainsley Maitland-Niles is available again after serving a one-match ban in the cup, but faces competition for a starting berth from Calum Chambers, who has impressed in recent outings.
  • Bukayo Saka and Reiss Nelson are in competition for a starting berth on the left wing with Alexandre Lacazette still unavailable. Mesut Ozil was not pictured with Arsenal's travelling squad.

Prediction

  • Manchester United required penalties to beat League One side Rochdale on Wednesday after drawing 1-1 in normal time. United have only scored more than once in three of their last 20 matches in all competitions.
  • Arsenal made light work of Nottingham Forest in their Carabao Cup tie in midweek, thrashing the Championship side 5-0. The Gunners are unbeaten in their last five matches in all competitions and have scored multiple goals in each of those games.
  • Arsenal remarkably haven't won a Premier League game at Old Trafford since 2006 but Unai Emery's side may not get a better chance to win away to United than now. Ole Gunnar Solskjaer's side are really struggling and it's hard to see them coming away with a positive result even at home.
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User Predictions

Comments (67)

 
  • Pogba deserves a better team.

  • @stefanm ManU deserves a better Pogba. Like Magic Johnson, who was quoting JFK's inaugural address, said: Ask not what your teammates can do for you, ask what you can do for your teammates.

  • Saka's heat map compared to Pepe's is interesting. Shows that Saka worked a lot harder going back the way, though credit to Pepe that our goal came from his pressing.

  • Pepe is garbage

  • @Aereze No kidding.

  • Both teams were equally poor

  • @neumi17 Agree, bad result for both. 2 loosing sides

  • whoscored really need to do linesman/refereee error lead to goal

  • Someone reported my comment about Pogba wanting to leave? Guess ManU fans are kind of nervous. I can assure you: with Mandzukic everything is going to change! xD

  • Ah, so this time McTominay is the young player Arsenal makes a star out of. Well, even if we're rubbish at football, at least we can be helpful in some way, and that's all that really counts, isn't it?

  • Knw dat it will be goaless.... Jst dat i dnt bet.. but vri gud in analysis

  • @Vdike Thanks for the 'vri gud' analysis.

  • Jst didnt see a te winning...

  • Is going to be hard for arsenal but yet arsenal must take a point

  • Solskjaer had 19 matches as Caretaker Manager and this will be his 19th as Manager at United (all competitions). If he looses this one, he will have exactly half as much PPM after they hired him (1.16) than before (2.32). I don't think he has much time left.

  • The booing of Xhaka needs to stop. The players and the coaches are behind him, so maybe it's time the supporters get behind him too. I think the people within the club would know more than us fans on the outside. It's one thing if you think he's not good enough, but he's an honest player and he always does his best. Some gooners are as entitled as the madridistas, but with much less reason. It's embarrassing. Enough now, stop abusing Xhaka. ***. Other than that, I'm fed up with dropping points to various iterations of sub-par Man United teams, can we for once just give these imposters a good spanking.

  • @What4 Well he just caused a goal. And has been a dumpster fire since he was signed.

  • @What4 Shows the true colors of the fans for sure

  • It's too early for Holding and Tierney to start imo. Our defence has been a disaster with Sokratis and Luiz accounting for 5 goals conceded but rushing them back would be imprudent. Along with captain calamity, 6 of our goals conceded have been down to individual mistakes. I don't want that trio in the team but we're stuck with a lack of options for now. The XI we'll play is likely to be the one that WhoScored have predicted. Utd have injuries, especially at the FB position and Lindelöf still looks suspect to me so we should create chances at least. I believe this will be a game full of errors but with Arsenal scraping a 2-1 win.

  • am sure that arsenal will win the game by 5 goals to no

  • 1X

  • Both teams have scored in four of the last five meetings between these sides.

  • @nexus747 Half of both the teams have been switched out since their last meeting though

  • United to loose

  • One nil to man united.. Arsenal has a week defence compared to man united. So my vote goes to united ...

  • @Tyce12 Other than Maguire (Also over-rated in my opinion) United's available defence tonight is awful. I cannot see Arsenal not scoring to be honest, and personally I think Arsenals attack is far greater than United's therefore i'd predict 2-1 or 3-1 Arsenal win.

  • OVER 2.5 Goals @1.75

  • 2-2

  • 1-2

  • X2

  • X2 + Mason Greenwood anytime to score

  • 3-1

  • MU win. I know Arsenal is in a better form compared to MU, but their defense has been a huge problem nonetheless. 4 backs are slow and unstable. Xhaka and Guendouzi can't protect their 4 backs properly, and Emery should include Torreira in his line up. James and Greenwood will be more than enough to destroy the away team's defense with Pogba's help. Arsenal's only stronger side is the attacking side with Aubameyang showing off his deadly finishes, but him alone won't do much harm against MU's defense with lack of support from his teammates.

  • @NHJ As I've mentioned above. United do not have a strong defence tonight. I think things will go from bad to worse for United.

  • Man united 3-3 Arsenal

  • 1-1 draw

  • also possible trick when Rashford had debut in injury hit Man utd vs Arsenal and they won:)

  • 1-1

  • Xhaka has been named the permanent captain. Discuss...

  • @SteveHyland The players were balloted on who they wanted as the captain. I'm pretty sure they know the bloke better than the fans do.

  • @Goonermikey- Yes they do. However, they also like him as a friend whereas the fans don't have that connection and emotions always affect difficult decisions. Paul Collingwood was kept in the England cricket team for years solely because he was "a good bloke in the changing room". You can't be sentimental in sport, it's a business not a charity, and if a player doesn't fulfill his primary job requirement (which Xhaka doesn't) then anything extra is pointless imo. The Australian cricket way makes more sense- pick your captain from your best XI. Aubameyang, Lacazette, Bellerín are all comfortably in that XI whereas Xhaka and Özil are not.

  • @SteveHyland Disaster-class Steve. You must see the decision that way too. I've never seen one player make so many errors that cost goals.

  • @Overmars- I think it was ridiculous to allow the players to choose the captain in the first place, irrespective of who was chosen. Emery is now in a position where Xhaka has to play when fit otherwise he undermines the player's choice.

  • @SteveHyland Whose idea was that, to allow the players to choose the captain? If it was Emery's idea, he should be resign and then go to third world country to promote democracy. If he want to democratize Arsenal, he should give true hardcore Arsenal fans to ballot for the captaincy. No players bigger than the club, no club would exist without the fans. Players come and go, true hardcore fans always stay.

  • Please start Holding instead of donkey Sokratis or the calamity Luiz.

  • @albgunn how come it's sokratis fault for Luis being a chelski spy , sokratis won all his challenges and if you tell me he was at fault for the goal you are terrible ,the midfielders should track back faster, someone should have been in front of mctominay blocking the path to the goal

  • @albgunn- It's too early for him to start two games in a row, even 6 days apart. It's imperative that Bellerín, Hokding and Tierney are handled correctly with our defence being so crap, the last thing we need is for one of those three to be rushed back through desperation and pick up another injury. There's always an increased risk of a different injury when coming back from a major one, the risk needs to be minimised.

  • Arsenal only struggle against pressing sides like Liverpool and City or Watford! lol Arsenal could win this game 4:0 or could lose 3 nil depending on how the inept Unai Emery sets up! Never trust this Arsenal side when they’ve gathered momentum only by beating the lesser sides! The draws and losses this season under Emery have all been gifts to the opponents. Having world class players like Aubumeyang, Lacazette, Ceballos, Ozil, Torreira etc and not being able to utilise them is just unacceptable to switch off during games because of emerys tactics! I’d think this game will be a draw even though United are awful we still haven’t won in Old Trafford in many years!

  • @albgunn "The draws and losses"!! We've only lost one game...away at the European Champions. Perhaps your bias and lack of knowldge are clouding your assessment a little

  • @albgunn United press the hell out of teams under Ole, and will again this game.

  • @Aereze you missed the West Ham game I take it...

  • @albgunn Totally agree with you.

  • @albgunn lol,stop hating Emery. Maybe there are world class players in Arsenal, but only attackers. Remember, your team starting centre back is David Luiz :) and also midfield is average maybe Torreira is good, but Ceballos is effective, but unproductive and Xhaka isn't the smartest player in the world :) Also when Lacazette gets injury, Emery must play with Nelson or other anonymous player from youth squad. IMO Arsenal squad is short and not so good as lot of Arsenal fans thinking. To be honest i don't know why Aubameyang came to Emirates.

  • @bojack If you think Arsenal's midfield is average, I wonder what you think about Man United's.

  • @bojack Emery is responsible for 1- Europa League final where newbie Sarri outsmarted him. Secondly: Emery went a whole season without a win against the top 6! He never had a game plan. Doesn’t have a fixed formation. Rotates players all the time. Doesn’t play attractive football. Not a single player has improved under him! Did you watch Arsenal against Watford? I left my house because I couldn’t watch his tactics! Luiz btw is not Van Dyke but his presence is immense. He has won everything at club level by being first choice defender. I’m Arsenal through and through. I believe Emery will not get us top 4. Of Pep or Klopp had these players we’d be going for the title. Remember Klopp won CL with Henderson, Matip, Robertson, Wijnaldum, Trent Arnold etc. That’s the manager we need. A prime Wenger too!

  • @albgunn Of Emery you say, "Not a single player has improved under him". So you think, Willock, Guendouzi, Smith-Rowe, Saka, Holding, Chambers, Nelson, Martinelli are all no better than when Emery joined the club eh? I really don't belive you think things through before you come out with this stuff.

  • @albgunn Oezil a world class player? Do you ever think Oezil love to play football? Oezil can play 5hours fortnite, but he cannot play any modern football, when the team need to press the opponent high on their half. I believe this Oezil sickness is much worst than any Arsenal 90's players that had problem with alcohol. I don't care if Oezil earn £350k/week (or even £1M/week) as long as Arsenal win the EPL or UEFA CL. Even if Oezil only play 1 minute each game. Henderson, matip, robertson, wijnaldum, TAA, all of them are pro football players who understand how much sacrifiice needed to play modern football. Alexis Sanchez had a horrible season in Man Utd, but at least Conte want him in his Inter squad. Pep, Klopp and many others never want this Oezil type of player. Man City and Liverpool can win the thropy(ies) because they always had 10 outfield players to attack and defend. Even if Oezil willing to have a 95% wage cut, I dont think any Championship manager want to sign Oezil.

  • I can't understand why Arsenal struggle to beat Man Utd at Old Trafford. Even last season everyone was collecting points for fun there except us. Arsenal defense is probably the weakest in the Premier League unless he changes it completely. I'd go with Leno, Chambers, Holding, Luiz, Tierney- Guendozi, Torreira, Ceballos- Ozil, Aubameyang, Pepe. I don't know why Xhaka always play.

  • @Gooner09 It doesn't help knowing that every time you go to old trafford you're likley to get booked for breathing near an opponent. For years we were treated the most harshly by referees whilst Man U could kick us as much as they wanted. When you go into a game knowing that, it makes a big difference.

  • Arsenal win by narrow margin.

  • Man United 3 - 1 Arsenal Even though I'm an Arsenal fan and I know United don't have a striker, it's fair to say that Arsenal don't have a defence nor a coherent midfield. This tie has made Man United youngster's careers before. This could be a match for Andreas Pereira, Greenwood et al to step up and make a name for themselves.

  • Hope Emery team will destroy this fake coach Ole. 0-3 hatrick by Aubabloodmeyang